Tag Archives: Back Bay

Featured Listing: Beautiful Back Bay Studio Apartment

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Exclusive Listing: 8 Garrison Street, Unit 612 – Back Bay

Offered at $399,900

Our latest Boston listing is a beautifully renovated, studio apartment in the heart of Back Bay! The living area features numerous large windows and a stunning crystal chandelier that lights the space day and night. The modern kitchen includes a gas stove, stainless steel appliances, granite counters and custom soft-close cabinets.

The main living area features beautiful hardwood floors while the bathroom has floor to ceiling tile. This sixth floor unit is in an elevator building right next to Copley Place and the Prudential Center for all your shopping, dining and entertainment needs. Easy access to Prudential Station (Green Line), Newbury Street, Commonwealth Mall, the main branch of the Boston Public Library, South End restaurants and more makes it a coveted home or valuable investment.

Listing Agent: Kate Kittipanthopas617.501.4892, kate.k@unlimitedsir.com

View more information on this Back Bay studio here or visit unlimitedsir.com for more available homes.

About Life in Boston’s Back Bay

It’s easy to understand why the Back Bay is one of America’s most desirable neighborhoods. Newbury Street, Boylston Street and Commonwealth Avenue are lined with unique shops, trendy restaurants and vintage homes, making the Back Bay an extremely fashionable destination for Boston residents and visitors. In fact, it’s not uncommon to spot celebrities strolling up and down these picturesque streets. This bustling neighborhood also houses the two tallest members of Boston’s skyline, the Prudential Center and the John Hancock Tower, in addition to architectural treasures such as Trinity Church and the Boston Public Library.

Hidden Gem: Back Bay Castle

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At the corner of 97-105 Arlington Street and 130 Columbus Avenue in Boston, Massachusetts sits Boston’s own four-story granite castle.

Originally built in 1897 as the Amory of the First Corps of Cadets, the building was designed to withstand mob violence due to political unrest during the period of construction. The structure was designed by William Gibbons Preston and construction began in 1891 and completed in 1castle3897. It was designed in the Romanesque Revival style and its most distinguished feature is its six story tower. The building not only boasts of a tower but has oriel turrets, moats, and crenelated parapet walls. The buildings staircases, as well as some tower vaults, are built using the Guastavino system. The Guastavino system is a technique for constructing sturdy, self-supporting arches and architectural vaults using interlocking terracotta tiles and layers of mortar to form a thin skin, with the tiles following the curve of the roof.

The Amory was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973[1] and designated as a Boston Landmark by the Boston Landmarks Commission in 1977. Also known as the Park Plaza Castle it was used as a banquet facility up until 2014 and owned by the adjacent Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers. Currently the space is now managed by another company and is referred to as the “Castle at Park Plaza” where it continues run as event facility and is home to the Smith & Wollensky steakhouse.

Image Credit: Wikipedia and Castle at Park Plaza

Featured Listing: Exquisite Brownstone Condo in Back Bay

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202 Commonwealth Avenue #1, Boston Back Bay

Offered at $4,475,000

Located in one of the best locations in the Back Bay, on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall close to Exeter Street, this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom condominium offers almost 3,000 sq.ft. of living space on one level. The unit boasts 2 fireplaces, 2 tandem parking spaces and access to a common roof deck and two private patio/garden areas off the living/dining room and master bedroom suite. The other two bedrooms are well sized. The building was fully rehabbed in 1998 and the unit is in move-in condition.

Listing Agent:
Enrique Darer, 617.947.4000

Significant Sale: Classic Back Bay Condo Sold for $1.15mil

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Sold! Beacon Street, Back Bay

This home sold for $1,150,000, that’s 21% over the asking price! This has set a new standard for pricing homes in this area. In this hot real estate market, our creative marketing techniques and vast network of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand will help you on your way to your next destination in life. With the Sotheby’s International Realty focus on lifestyle, we can utilize our network to connect you with a top agent either domestically or internationally.

Please call if you’d like us to evaluate your home’s worth and market potential.

Listing Agents: Jon Ufland, 67.901.9977 and Ted Ufland, 781.888.4271
Office Information: Brookline, 617.264.7900 or Jamaica Plain, 617.522.2200

Significant Sale: 9-17 Harcourt Street #PH502, Boston

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Brookline agent, Donrutai (Amy) Henderson, recently helped her clients purchase this stunning condo that became available for the first time in 2 decades. It includes a massive, deeded, 3100 sq.ft., 360-degree walkout, roof terrace which is the largest roof deck on the market (and largest in Back Bay/South End to date).

This amazing home was recently featured in Boston Magazine (click to read the article)

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Source/Image Credit: Google Maps, MLS Pin

Featured Listing: Classic and Spacious Back Bay Condo

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295-297 Beacon Street, Unit 32 – Back Bay

Offered at $949,000

Located in the heart of the Back Bay in an exquisite and timeless brick elevator building, the former Hotel Royal (ca. 1885), is this classic, renovated 2-3 bedroom, 2 full bath single level condo at the corner of Beacon and Exeter Streets. Substantially renovated in 2011, this bright unit features high ceilings and great detail and character including crown molding, 3 fireplaces with new mantels, custom built-ins, French and pocket doors, and 14 windows (facing Exeter) including 4 bay windows. Hardwood floors throughout. Washer and dryer in-unit. Enjoy the views from one of the most expansive, common roof decks you will see in the entire city providing 360′ views of the Charles River, the Prudential Center, and the Citgo sign in Fenway/Kenmore Square. With a Walk Score of 96, it provides easy access to Newbury and Boylston Streets, The Boston Common, The Esplinade, Fenway Park, Copley Place, and just about anywhere else one would go in Boston for fun, food, sun or sightseeing. MLS # 71806026

Open Houses: 3/27 12-1pm, 3/28 11am-12:30pm and 3/29 11:30am-1pm

Learn more, contact agents Jon or Ted Ufland at:
Jon- 617.901.9977, jon.ufland@unlimitedsir.com
Ted- 781.888.4271, ted.ufland@unlimitedsir.com